Opening Day #1LinerWeds

Tomorrow is Opening Day in the Major Leagues. Most of you will recognize my one-liner (okay, it’s four or five) as part of the speech Terence Mann (played by James Earl Jones) gives Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) toward the climax of the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, possibly one of the best baseball movies ever. It helps if you can think of Jones saying this, but why imagine? Here’s the whole speech, from the movie.


One-Liner Wednesday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. Now a word about the Gillette Super Speed Razor.

I might have used that one before. I don’t care.

27 thoughts on “Opening Day #1LinerWeds

    1. My brother lives in the Bay Area. I talked to him the other day, and he says they’re looking at another crappy year. Not that it matters to real fans: I was, and still am, a White Sox fan, and when I moved to Atlanta the Braves were just awful. Stuck with them anyway. The big cheer when I got here was “Go Braves! and take the Falcons with you!”

      That said, I hope the Giants do well against everybody but the Braves.

      Like

  1. Go Sox! Can you imagine what a commercial that long would cost today? I’m going to have a nightmare tonight just thinking about what it was like shaving all those years with those old Gillette razors. Ugh!

    Like

    1. I learned to shave wth Dad’s old Gillette, and used a safety razor until I couldn’t find blades anymore, and actually went back to one before I decided it wasn’t worth the effort and grew a beard.

      Considering they’re now selling commercials in 15-second blocks, a two-minute commercial like that one would come close to the national debt.

      Like

  2. I’m rooting for my Giants as well, John. We went to the game last night and although we weren’t winners (game called because of rain) it was still exciting to be watching those guys. Crawford is my fave and he didn’t disappoint. Had a rare treat to have my picture taken with the mascot, Lou Seal, too! Happy baseball season to you!

    Like

    1. You, too! The beauty of baseball is that no matter how well or poorly a team is doing, the fans still follow them. Might gripe about them, but you wouldn’t gripe if you didn’t care, right? There’s none of this “I don’t care who wins” stuff. There’s always one team you want to win more than the other.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. The only exception to that is when the Pirates play the Giants because my husband is a long time Pirate fan since the Roberto Clemente days. In fact, when we go to the game he wears two jerseys and switches them between innings. Creates some fun with the folks around us – LOL Then whoever wins, he wins!

        Liked by 1 person

      1. Yes! He had such a look, didn’t he? We found an app – Gametime – and we can occasionally get tickets that are reasonable in good locations. It is mostly close to the day of the game for seats that haven’t sold.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Are you kiddin’ “Field of Dreams” my most favorite movie in the whole wide world. Thanks for sharin’ & sorry I’m so late all the time, but I have a crazy week this week my friend. Thanks for understanding!

    Like

  4. One of my brother’s all time favourite films films and it is a good one. Wouldn’t it be cool if one could watch some lol time greats. I just read that Babe Ruth’s daughter Passed away at 102. My brother is an avid baseball person who always cheered for the Baltimore Orioles. He has a massive collection of baseball cards that he has been collecting since he was 5 years old and he knows his stuff! He also keeps playing baseball and he will be 58. (Wow! )

    Like

    1. Believe it or not, there are videos on YouTube of some of the great players in their prime. Granted, most are of a later vintage (the ’50’s and later), but there’s film out there of the 1919 World Series that got half the White Sox banned for life and plenty of others. MLB Network plays a lot of old World Series films during the offseason, and that’s where I would see a lot of the old players in their prime.

      I’m impressed your brother’s still playing. There are a few senior leagues where some retired professional players are still playing. Some guys just can’t get enough…

      Like

  5. Field of Dreams was a great book, but the movie didn’t call to me as much. The famous quote sure did catch on, though. My favorite baseball quote is from A League of Their Own: “Crying? There’s no crying in baseball!” Now that’s a great baseball movie.

    Like

    1. Wasn’t Field of Dreams a book called Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella?

      A League of Their Own is a good movie, and so is Bull Durham. Kevin Costner should stick with baseball movies (I know, he wasn’t in A League of Their Own, but I’m just saying in general…)

      Liked by 1 person

You can use Markdown in your comments. Thanks for your comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s